Adam Milstein is a real estate investor, Jewish activist, philanthropist and author for several news organizations including the Times of Israel. One of his articles was recently published there on pride and courage and what those mean for Jews living in both Israel and abroad, and one thing he hopes all Jews believe is that Israel should be embraced and supported unconditionally. Milstein has worked with Jewish-Americans of all political backgrounds and he understands political opinions will differ, and he himself doesn’t believe that every action Israel takes is always morally right. But he says that Israel is the source of Jewish identity and unity, and Israel must be strong so that Jewish communities around the world are strong, so that’s why he encourages everyone to show their love and pride in the homeland.
Adam Milstein grew up in Israel and started out in the construction and development industry working with his father. He also served in the Israeli Defense Forces as required for every young man who reaches 18, and a few years into his service he served in the battalion that defeated Egypt in the Yom Kippur War. He studied business and economics at the Technion Institute of Technology in the years after his service, and he decided to go to grad school at USC in 1981. After completing his MBA, Adam Milstein started making money in commercial property sales as a broker, and several years later he and David Hager formed a large investment firm known as Hager Pacific Properties based in Los Angeles.
Adam Milstein always had an interest in keeping Israeli-Americans connected close to home because back when he first moved to the states, most people back in Israel would look down on those who left the homeland. But thanks to support groups that he started through the Milstein Family Foundation, many Israelis have come to recognize the work that expatriated Jews do around the world and consider them now to be an extension of their family. Groups that the Milstein Family Foundation partners with include the Israeli-American Council, AIPAC, Hillel International, StandWithUs, The Israeli-American Education Foundation and Hasbara Fellowships.
Adam Milstein is one of the most well known Jewish philanthropists and activists. Besides being a highly successful real estate mogul, with years of experience that eventually culminated in him being appointed as the managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a firm that has millions of dollars’ worth of portfolio in the United States, he also gives up a large bulk of his time and money to support his fellow Jews.
Adam Milstein works on promoting Jewish pride. He believes that pride and courage are essential for the continuation of the Jewish people. In an article that he wrote for the Jerusalem Post (by the way, the Jerusalem Post ranked Adam Milstein among the top fifty influential Jews in the world, together with people like Chuck Schumer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sarah Silverman, and Benjamin Netanyahu), he explained why this is so.
Adam Milstein explains that forces have been rising from all sides to oppose Israel and to fight the Jewish people. There are people from the radical left, who are overtaking the college campuses and starting BDS movements across the country. There are people on the radical right, who are organizing white supremacy marches in places like North Carolina. There are those on the side of radical Islam, which seeks to wipe Israel off the map and eliminate the Jews.
To combat this, Jews have to stand up. Winston Churchill said that failure is not fatal, and that it is the courage to continue that matters. This is how the Jewish people have survived for thousands of years.
We need to build up the courage to continue. Jewish students on college campuses need to have the courage to stand up for Israel and for their Jewish identity. Jewish people have to have the courage to stand up against antisemitism. There is only one way to get courage, and that is by having pride in who you are and what you do. That is why we need to instill pride in Jewish people about their Jewishness.
Eric Pulier is a technological innovator with a vision of making the world a better place. He does this by working not only with the high and mighty, but with the chronically ill and economically disadvantaged in the society. He is a renowned serial entrepreneur, a journey he started as a programmer in 4th grade and later started a database company while in high school. He is the founder and co-founder of more than ten media and technology companies. The Teaneck High School alumnus boasts of the success of some of the ventures such as People Doing Things, Media Platform, Digital Evolution which now is US Interactive Corporation and SOA Software.
Pulier is the co-author of “Understanding Enterprise SOA.” His writing prowess was nurtured while writing regular articles for Harvard Crimson Weekly. He has a Bachelors of Arts in English and Literature from Harvard University. His communication skills and tech expertise has seen him become a public speaker at technology conferences across the world. Eric Pulier led a team in building and running a commemoration, “Bridge To The First Century” which was attended by members of the congress, senate, and the US Supreme Court.
The father of four is a philanthropist who uses technology to solve problems. Through the Starlight Foundation, he has built a virtual world that links hospitals so that chronically ill kids can interact with other children experiencing similar conditions. The Starbright Diabetes Experience, a published game that teaches children about diabetes is one of his successful projects. He created a program which educates people about Multiple Sclerosis, a project appreciated by the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The technologist is a board member and is involved with several organizations. One of them is The Painted Turtle, a summer camp for chronically ill children. Pulier is in the innovative board of XPRIZE Foundation and is also a donor. The foundation encourages technological developments that help people. Other organizations include Clinton Global Initiative, Ace Foundation and Enterprise Leadership Council. US Doctors For Africa have recognized his commitment to bringing technology innovations that meet the health care needs of Africans. The VAR Business has also named him as one of the 30 e-Visionaries. Eric Pulier is indeed a tech savvy with lots of compassion.
The current CEO of the US Health Group, Troy McQuagge has been awarded a gold medal at this year’s one planet business professional awards. The awards are held annually with the aim of recognizing people that have done extremely well in business leadership. The awarding of US Health group is an indication that he has done a lot to transform the manner in which service delivery is done by the company.
Troy was appointed to the position that he holds seven years ago. When he started, the operation of the entire group was somehow disorganized. The first move that he made was creating an agency that helped him redistribute the functions of the entire group. This move went a long way in eliminating the chaos that had previously characterized the operations of the company. When the company successfully beat the confusion, he was appointed to the post of group president. His excellent leadership has taken the company from one success level to the next.
The awards that he attended also look for businesses that are doing really well and award them. These include the public and privately held businesses, profit and non-profit organizations. When Troy spoke about the award, he stated that he was very happy about the recognition because above all other things, it meant that the company was on track towards achieving their goals, dreams and aspirations. He was confident that even though the company had been going through a few rough patches from time to time, they had improved greatly over the years and that they could do more with time.
About Troy McQuagge
As mentioned, Troy is the man that heads the US Health Group. For the past seven years that he has been at the top, he has really transformed the manner in which the company does business. He has close to three decades of experience in the field, which has given him the experience that he needs to successfully run the business. He is also very active in philanthropy and other charity causes. Troy is an inspiration to the business community and the society at large.